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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 14, 2014 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Gimme money. That's what I want.

Right now, 95 percent of the 2.2 million ATMs in the world run Windows XP, according to a report by Reuters. Furthermore, Microsoft ends support for the 13-year-old operating system on April 8, only a third of the ATMs currently running XP will have been upgraded to something newer.

But unlike your home PC, which will be on its own after April 8, ATMs will still get security updates and other necessary operating system maintenance—so long as they pay up.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 14, 2014 11:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Microsoft set forth a clear path for their product and made bank's aware of the life cycle of the system in 2007.

The bank's ignored it and got more years out of the system.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 14, 2014 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8TxO4EmryU

(One of my favs of theirs. I tend to run early with my likes.)

I don't begrudge a person/company making a profit. This isn't about that to me. It's shoddy and a little dubious, but that is the way those folks have always operated. I am going to give an OS-ALT a go.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 14, 2014 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Amazing what a good cover band they were. I love their earlier stuff too.